Grosses

'No Good Deed' Takes in a Healthy $29.9M in its First WeekSeptember 19, 2014 12:43 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's No Good Deed took in $1.05 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh straight day. The low-budget thriller from Screen Gems starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson fell 11 percent from Wednesday. No Good Deed was off to a very nice start this week with a stronger than expected first place seven-day take of $29.91 million. That places the film 7 percent ahead of the $25.96 million seven-day take of 2009's I Can Do Bad All By Myself and 35 percent ahead of the $22.20 million seven-day gross of last year's The Call.

Guardians of the Galaxy held steady in second place with $0.558 million. The blockbuster sci-fi superhero adaptation from Disney and Marvel was down 5 percent from Wednesday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Guardians of the Galaxy placed in third for the week with $10.60 million. That was down just 21 percent from the previous week and brings the seven-week total for the film to a massive $308.49 million.

Dolphin Tale 2 rounded out its first week of release with a third place take of $0.459 million. The family film sequel from Warner Bros. fell 9 percent from Wednesday's performance. Dolphin Tale 2 placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $18.06 million. That is on the low end of pre-release expectations and places the film 22 percent behind the $23.27 million seven-day gross of 2011's Dolphin Tale.

Fox's Let's Be Cops was up one spot from Wednesday to place in fourth on Thursday with $0.319 million. The low-budget action comedy was down 8 percent from Wednesday. Let's Be Cops claimed fifth place for the week with $5.85 million. The film was down only 22 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very solid $74.52 million in 37 days of release.

Fox Searchlight's The Drop was down one spot from Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.294 million. The crime drama starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late James Gandolfini fell a concerning 20 percent from Wednesday. The Drop still performed well for the week as a whole, with a sixth place seven-day start of $5.64 million while playing in a modest 809 locations.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Mar. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Slumdog Millionaire$984,23312%2,943699$334$116,892,35616Fox Searchlight
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$819,274-16%2,05220$399$66,317,1702Lionsgate
3Taken$743,6042%3,089-13$241$109,258,4185Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$517,44611%2,858-192$181$79,643,7784Warner Bros. / New Line
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$399,73915%2,53427$158$34,553,9303Disney
6Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$364,700-21%1,271--$287$13,339,0011Disney
7Paul Blart: Mall Cop$351,841-4%2,698-137$130$128,827,9397Sony / Columbia
8Coraline$322,053-14%2,092-63$154$61,809,7384Focus
9Friday the 13th (2009)$309,085-1%2,760-345$112$61,321,7543Warner Bros. / New Line
10The International$298,38016%2,031-333$147$21,908,7283Sony / Columbia